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Windows 7: Re-enable save prompt for attachments (Outlook 2010)

13 Aug 2014   #1
thepacster

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Re-enable save prompt for attachments (Outlook 2010)

Good evening, everyone.

I'm not sure how I did it, but it seems I've accidentally disabled the prompt to save attachments that appears when double-clicking them in an e-mail, and am unable to re-enable it.

I've scoured the internet for a possible solution, and I'm at a loss.

My computer runs Windows 7, so the method using the Folder Options > File Type tab is not available.

I've also tried editing my registry to no avail.

If anyone knows of another method to re-enable this prompt, your assistance would be greatly appreciated.


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17 Aug 2014   #2
A Guy

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I have seen this before, someone clicks the do not show this dialog again, and it is gone. Getting it back was easy in XP, but in Vista and after I always see (often different) instructions for registry edits. Which is no doubt what you tried?

Ask again before opening | MSOutlook.info

Quote:
Launch Registry Editor (Start >> Run >> regedit.exe)
Expand HKEY_CURRENT_USER
Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER \ Software \ Microsoft \ Windows \ Shell \ AttachmentExecute \ {0002DF01-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}
Delete any registry values that exist
Re-launch IE and test – you should now get prompted to open or save for all file types
If no success, and not an answer, but a workaround, right click the attachment will get you the options you seek.

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18 Aug 2014   #3
thepacster

Windows 7
 
 

I've seen this suggestion before, but when I open the registry editor, there is no AttachmentExecute in the Shell directory.
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18 Aug 2014   #4
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Yeah, I don't have it either, but I don't have Outlook, so thought you might. I have searched far and wide (as I had before). Lots of suggestions of the same, but usually no fix unless XP with the easy method. You might try to repair/or reinstall Outlook.

Repair Office programs - Outlook

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